This Friday – you can ask questions about Haiti LIVE, to people working there now

Has the recent six-month post-earthquake Haiti coverage got you wondering what’s really up – and if things are slowly getting better or not? We all know Haiti is a complex, evolving situation. The mega-earthquake, a once-in-a-250-year-occurrence, was one of the world’s largest urban implosions, in an area already chronically deprived – but located only a […]

What’s Really Happening In Haiti? An Interview With Two People Who Know?

As the six-month mark has arrived, there’s suddenly been more about Haiti in the news, tales of paralysis and corruption and despair. But almost all of these reports are from people who’ve flown in for a quick visit – one Esquire reporter even starts his story describing how he didn’t step outside his hotel during […]

Declare Your Health Independence!

Are you tired of discovering that your McNuggets and Silly Putty have more in common than just garish packaging? Are you starting to wonder about how you’ll ever get that jiggly pad of lamprey-fat to detach itself from your formerly shark-sleek sides? Or maybe you’re feeling Lombard-Street short-of-breath…when you stroll along the Marina.



5 Crucial (and Weird) Whooping Cough Facts To Know!

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As a whooping cough epidemic hits California, you may be asking yourself, “hey, weren’t we all vaccinated for that?” Even as the headlines imply a Victorian-level outbreak of hacking and coughing, perhaps you’re looking around and wondering where, exactly, this epidemic is located. And what you should know about whooping cough […]

Airline Fees At The Doctor’s Office

It finally happened. Last night, in a close vote along party lines, the Senate failed to block a scheduled 21% cut in Medicare pay to doctors. While there’s nothing less appealing than a doctor whining about their pay, keep in mind that this Medicare pay cut now means that your primary care doctor will be […]

Brain-travel – get your summer vacation here!

Summer vacation is breaking out all over. But maybe not for you. Perhaps you’re trapped in a cube-farm, forced to play prairie dog just to stand up to stretch your legs. Perhaps you’re now struggling with life while the kids are out of school – and wishing you could be “off” too. Or maybe you’ve […]